Coldstream Airport

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Coldstream Airport
Airport typePrivate
OwnerDoake family
OperatorYarra Valley Flight Training
LocationColdstream, Victoria
Opened17 March 1962 (1962-03-17)
Elevation AMSL280 ft / 85 m
Coordinates37°43′42″S 145°24′30″E / 37.72833°S 145.40833°E / -37.72833; 145.40833Coordinates: 37°43′42″S 145°24′30″E / 37.72833°S 145.40833°E / -37.72833; 145.40833
YCEM is located in Victoria
Location in Victoria
Direction Length Surface
m ft
17/35 795 2,608 Sealed[1]
Sources: AIP[2]

Coldstream Airport (ICAO: YCEM) is a small Australian regional airfield located in the township of Coldstream in Greater Melbourne, Victoria.

The airstrip at Coldstream was established in March 1962 by Jim Doake, and the airport is still owned by the Doake family. From January 1996, the airfield was operated by the Royal Victorian Aero Club as the base for its flight training school. In February 2011, the RVAC committee voted to relinquish its operation of the airfield, and the flying school's chief pilot, Bob Boyd, took over its operation as Yarra Valley Flight Training on 1 August 2011.[3] The runway was sealed in April 2014,[1] and is the only sealed strip in the Yarra Valley.

The airfield is also the base of AvServe - AvServe is a not-for-profit organisation providing professional training for pilots and aircraft maintenance engineers through aviation related activities, the support of partners, community events and its social enterprises. Avserve operates a CASA approved Aircraft Maintenance and Repair Facility to help provide an income that supports its operations.

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  2. ^ YCEM – Coldstream (PDF). AIP En Route Supplement from Airservices Australia, effective 08 November 2018
  3. ^ Carey, Adam (4 June 2011). "Royal Aero Club ditches its rough diamond". The Age. Retrieved 13 February 2014.

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